Starting from the premise that "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge" (Proverbs 1:7), the high school curriculum at Beaver County Christian School is a traditional college preparatory course of studies with opportunities for advanced students, but also opportunities for students who may not be choosing to go to a traditional four year liberal arts college. All classes are taught from a Christian worldview perspective, often utilizing an "essential question" approach which challenges students to think deeply about their worldview and its foundations.
Students are required to take 26 high school credits drawing from classes in Bible, English, history, math, science, health and physical education. Advanced classes include Early College (dual enrollment) courses through Geneva College. These include Calculus, Chemistry, European History, and English. A wide range of online dual enrollment courses are also offered through Geneva College and Liberty University.
BCCS's Reformed heritage provides a strong foundation for Bible classes, which rely heavily on materials published by Christian Schools International. Yet in keeping with the mission of Christian schools from this theological perspective, BCCS is committed to a holistic view of the Christian life. Therefore, there are classes in music, art, theater, speech, health and physical education. In music, students are able to participate in an annual award-winning musical as well as instrumental and vocal ensembles, including two levels of performance handbells.
Online course options, utilizing that same "essential question" and Christian worldview approach, are available in five foreign languages: French, German, Spanish, Latin, and Chinese and in Accounting, Economics and college level Psychology.
We also partner with the Beaver County Career and Technology Center (BCCTC) that offers many trades-related certification programs. Our students can attend a half day at BCCTC and a half day here at BCCS. We also partner with CCBC that offers a variety of College in High School Academies. Our students would also split time between CCBC and BCCS.
Students are required to take 26 high school credits drawing from classes in the following:
- Senior Seminar
- Health and Physical Education
In addition to the regular curriculum, early college options are available in English, history, math and science. A particularly noteworthy option in the curriculum is a school trip to Europe for juniors and seniors.
We offer the following Early College course, on-site through Geneva College:
- Advanced Chemistry
- English 101/102
- European History
We also offer multiple online Early College courses through Geneva College and Liberty University.
We also partner with the Community College of Beaver County, High School Academy Program, which also enable our students to earn dual enrollment credits.
BCCS is committed to a holistic view of the Christian life. The following include in-person electives offered on-site:
- Fine Arts
- Music (Chorus and Instrumental)
- Intro to Computer Coding/Programing
- Intro to Statistics
- Theater/Performing Arts
In addition, we offer a wide-range of online electives. Please see the “Online Classes” section for additional details.
Our online instructional partners include the following (course catalogs are embedded):
Parents and prospective families, please review our current Student/Parent handbook and our High School Profile: